TakaraTomy Power Of The Primes Wave 2 And Wave 3

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Shin Densetsu, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. TFXProtector

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    Honestly, I'm alright with this. Don't get me wrong, I know people love premium figures, I get it, I do but this will probably help us in the long run.

    It won't lower prices, but we might see more figures since they're both using the same toys, right down to paint deco.

    1 production run, 2 companies, a bunch of savings. It'll probably line their pockets instead, but we can hope otherwise.

    That said, I'm betting Takara will make a few odds and ends that Hasbro won't like they did with Ginrai and Caliber Optimus. (I'm not counting God Bomber, right now. He was a whole new mold while the other figures were retools of existing ones.)

    I don't know if we'll see another God Bomber situation in this line, but we might see some slight mods. At least we'll save money.
     
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    oh shit...

    I was totally expecting a purple (cartoon accurate) abominus:( 
     
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    Hasbro could still produce box sets and import them into asia.

    Still waiting till toy fair before i buy anything more
     
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    Such a sad day for Takaratomy.
     
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    Is there still hoping that the Dinobots will have different paint apps than Hasbro version?
    (ex: Swoop's red head vs Hasbro's black head)
     
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    nope.. right now doesn't look too good a chance.
     
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    My wallet may remain whole, but my heart shall never be.
     
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    I've made peace with this by now. It'll just mean that I won't end up buying everything in POTP. That's okay. I need a reason to start winding down Transformers purchases and focus on my other hobbies now.
     
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    Well,we looks like Takara may have did us a solid, if we see the autobot targetmasters in the future.
     
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    Im hopeful, because I know that Hasbro will never, ever do it.
     
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    It kind of makes sense now, they knew in advance they wouldnt be making alterations to hasbro figures any more so they included them with the last of the LGs
     
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    Damn, that's sad. The fun about Legends and Unite Warriors was not only getting IMO better-painted toys but I was also looking forward every month to see what they changed or what new stuff they tooled for their release.

    Now it's just Hasbro's cheap-looking stuff. That takes a whole lot of fun out of this hobby for me. I can only hope Primal looks decent right out of the gate so that I can at least buy that one without remorse.
     
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    Yup I'm seeing Targetmasters would be impossible for Hasbro to do it.
    Tak-Tom already did it.

    But who knows?
    If ever that happens, expect to pay above Deluxe Class rate coz of added targetmaster per figure.

    But actually Hasbro already did it.
    As per POTP Prime Masters. They transform into targermasters of sorts.
     
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    Sigh.
     
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    The same listings from Loopaza.

    The katakana names for the jet bros are also Blackwing and Dreadwind. Looks like we may not be getting Buster and Hydra colors. (Note: The names in Japanese and English for PP-17 don't match in this listing. The katakana says "Dreadwind" while the English is "Dreadwing". Probably a typo.)

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    Wow, this is hugely disappointing :-( You know Takara brought me back into buying toys. I had been lurking here for many years, never felt the urge to buy a figure (T30 Jetfire almost got me there). I always felt the Hasbro figures were close, but never completely what I wanted. Then I saw Takara's UW Computron and for the first time in 25 years I bought a Transformer toy and I pretty much bought everything they released as Legends and UW ever since. Their deco's were always perfect! So very I'm very sad to see their take on Transformers go. Hope it's just this line and they'll continue Legends later, or at least do some Legends EX every now and then. :-(
     
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    Why? The Hasbro Dreadwind and Darkwing look awesome, and so do the Terrorcons. If you want them as Buster and Hydra, I would not rule out a repaint later down the line. As for the Terrorcons, these toys blow the "Ordin" third party version out of the water.

    Why turn to third party when we get such obscure characters in the main line, I will never understand... but I guess for some people, the "common" toys are not enough, they have to get stuff the "masses" do not have?
     
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    I'm sure Buster & Hydra will show up somehow, they're such an easy repaint. Might even still be coming in the western POTP for all we know! If not TTMall, E-Hobby and Conventions all offer possibilities.
     
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    Such a wonderful way to start the new year innit?
     
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    Honestly, I will likely buy the Hasbro Dinobots as I planned to do anyway - there were multiple mentions on HasCon/Toyfair that they plan on repainting them ad nauseam, so I am expecting not just G2 redecos, but G1 cartoon colors as well (or in Swoop's case, G1 toy colors) with chrome and non-translucent heads/legs.
    As for Abominus, I always had a preference for the toy colors. Let's face it, apart from darker colors, the limbs are the same, the only difference is Hun-Grrr who is maroon instead of pinkish purple. As for the combiner head, I always liked the white helmet with purple face, it is a nice contrast to the maroon helmet with white face that was in the toon and which made Abominus' head and Computron's too similar in color.

    I would not rule out giftsets like Siege of Cybertron / Assault on Velocitron which would have them.
    He was never purple. If anything the G1 toy - and the PotP Hun-Grrr - is purple, if more of a pinkish shade. Abominus in G1 S3 and Headmasters anime was maroon. Well, rather, Hun-Grrr was maroon. The limbs look largely the same, Rippersnapper and Blot have darker shades of blue (almost black) but that's all.
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